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How to Set Up a Stunning Virtual Assistant Website

Over the months and years, I’ve seen a lot of Virtual Assistant Websites. And I’ll tell you now that not all websites are created equal. So, today’s post is going to be all about how to create a stunning Virtual Assistant website that not only looks amazing but one that also converts. After all, the aim of the game […]

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Honesty vs. Oversharing: When To Draw The Line

Honesty vs. Oversharing

Honesty vs. oversharing: do you know where to draw the line? That’s the question that’s being addressed by today’s guest poster, Lucy Wyndham. For those of you who are new to Flourishing Freelancer, Lucy is a freelance writer who wrote a great post for us at the end of last year entitled 8 Ways to Make […]

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How to Find New Clients as a Freelancer

As a new freelancer, you’re probably wondering how to find new clients. Even as an established freelancer you might still be wondering the same! As freelancers – whether freelance writers, web designers, social media managers or VAs –  we’re always looking for ways to find new clients. It can be really tough when you don’t […]

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8 Ways to Make Money in Minutes

Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to make money in minutes? Well, it is possible! They might not be huge amounts but it all adds up, right? As Christmas approaches, many of us bloggers and freelancers will be feeling a little concerned about money in January. Scrap that. EVERYONE feels the money pressure in […]

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Blogger’s Christmas Wishlist 2017

Blogger's Christmas Wishlist

Welcome to the Blogger’s Christmas Wishlist 2017! If you’re a regular to FF, you’ll know that I don’t usually do this style of post but it was a huge success last year (I mean, I got most things off the list!!) so I’ve decided to do one again this year. Being a blogger is a […]

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The Genius Bloggers Toolkit 2017

As a blogger and online business owner, I’m always looking for new resources that can help me grow. Whether it’s tips on building authority, ebooks on increasing my traffic or courses on social media, I constantly want to improve myself and my blog. And, of course, make money! 14 months ago, I hit “launch” on […]

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My Favourite Affiliate Programme

Affiliate programmes are one of the best ways to make income through your blog. So, today I thought I would share my favourite affiliate programme with you. As with any other part of your blog, your success with affiliate programmes depends on whether or not your audience find your content interesting and useful. If you’re promoting […]

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What are Follow and NoFollow Links?

I see a lot of people on Twitter and in Facebook Groups asking this question – “What are follow and nofollow links and what do they mean to my blog?” When I first starting blogging I had no idea what follow (sometimes called dofollow) and nofollow links were. In fact, I’d never even heard the […]

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Blogging Bosses – An Interview with Ana from The She Approach

Hello wonderful bloggers and entrepreneurs! Welcome to the second instalment of Blogging Bosses. A place for bloggers and entrepreneurs to celebrate themselves and their achievements, as well as offering inspiration to others. In case you missed it, you can read the first instalment here. So, we’ll get straight into this month’s bad-ass blogger interview – […]

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How to Run a Successful Blog When You Work Full Time

One of the biggest questions out there is how to run a successful blog when you work full time. For most of us – whether we plan to blog full-time or not – we start out blogging around our 9-5 jobs. Some people start blogging alongside studying and others start blogging when they have children […]

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How to Consistently Create Valuable Content for Your Blog

Creating content for your blog is a big task. Creating valuable content is an ever bigger task. And the biggest task of them all? Consistently creating valuable content. For some people, blogging is just about getting words out into the world. It’s about getting thoughts and feelings “onto paper”. But for other people, it’s about […]

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5 Tips for Becoming a More Successful Blogger

Being a blogger is great but it’s everyone’s dream to become a successful blogger. There’s something really amazing about knowing that there are people out there reading what you have to say. It makes all of those tantrums and late nights spent working on SEO and HTML coding worthwhile. But, you can’t just decide to […]

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Simple SEO Tips to Help Your Blog Grow

SEO is a huge part of creating a successful (and profitable) blog. For a lot of people, SEO is pretty mysterious and, for the most part, completely overwhelming. As a blogger, you’ve probably heard the term SEO being used a lot. But what does it actually mean? SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation. Which, according […]

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5 Resolutions Every Blogger Should Make for 2017

As a new year approaches, we’re all thinking about setting resolutions. You know, those goals you set for yourself that you give up on after 3 or 4 days. Next year I’ll be giving myself two sets of resolutions; one personal and one for my business. For me, it’s important to separate the two out. […]

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The Perfect Blog Post – Publishing and Promoting

Welcome to the final post in my Curating the Perfect Blog Post mini-series. Today’s post is Publishing and Promoting. So now that you have your perfect blog post, it’s time to share it with the world. That’s fairly straightforward, right? Well, yes and no. Sure, it’s easy to hit publish but if you want people to click […]

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The Perfect Blog Post – Formatting Your Post (Editing and SEO)

Welcome to the fourth post in my Curating the Perfect Blog Post mini-series. Today’s post is Formatting Your Post for the Web (Editing and SEO). So far in this mini-series, you’ve come up with incredible post ideas and titles, learnt about finding and using your blogging voice and researched and written the perfect content. So now what? […]

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20 Must Have Apps for Bloggers

It’s no secret that bloggers are busy, busy, busy. But fear not, there’s tonnes of Apps for Bloggers out there that can help with your productivity. Blogging is a 24 hour job but we all know that it’s not possible to be sat at your computer or laptop all the time. We live in a […]

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Curating the Perfect Blog Post

Whether you’re writing for yourself, guest posting or creating a blog post for a paying client, there’s a lot that goes into curating that perfect blog post. I’ve been blogging for a few years now and, until recently, I never researched or read about how to create the perfect post. I just assumed that me […]

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Making Money from Your Blog – Sponsored Posts

Sponsored posts are a great way to monetise your blog. Working with brands you love is a fantastic way to create new content, build relationships and grow your audience, all whilst making money! I covered the basics you need to do on your blog before monetising in this post here. If you’ve already read that and […]

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Making Money from Your Blog – Ads

Is making money from your blog high up on your wish list? In my 5 top tips for starting a profitable blog I covered the basic things that your blog needs more generally. Over the next few posts, I’ll be talking through the ins and outs of the different income streams out there. In this post, […]

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5 Sites for Free Beautiful Stock Images

Your blog’s images say a lot about you and your blog so it’s important to have some great stock images. Having beautiful, high-quality images on your blog makes it look more professional. Having gorgeous images can be the difference between someone leaving your site within a couple of minutes or hanging around and maybe even […]

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Why Cleaning Up Your Email List is Important

Cleaning up your email list from time to time is important. If you’ve been following this series of posts you should have your email list set up and some subscribers. You might even have sent some emails out to those subscribers. Or maybe you’ve had an email list for a while now and you’re just […]

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5 Tips to Grow Your Email List

One of the questions I get asked a lot is how to grow your email list. Earlier this week, I posted about getting your MailChimp account set up, sending your first newsletter and creating a must have lead magnet. But alongside your lead magnet, there are some other ways to get subscribers to sign up to […]

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Creating a “Must Have” Lead Magnet

If you want readers to sign up to your email list, you need a lead magnet. Most posts you will read about creating email lists and using email marketing will tell you that you need a lead magnet. In this post I’ll be explaining how you go about creating a “must have” lead magnet that […]

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It’s OK to Take Time Off From Blogging

Taking time off from blogging is something that most bloggers fear the most! Especially if your blog is your business. Will you lose readers whilst you’re away? Will people think you don’t blog anymore? What if you miss some important emails and comments? Firstly, think about yourself. Feeling a little run down? Struggling with writer’s […]

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Building an Email List – The Whys and Hows

You’ve probably read a lot about creating an email list. And when I say a lot, I mean a LOT! Personally, I’ve found most information out there about email marketing and email lists to be contradictory and confusing, especially for bloggers. Because of this, I’ve decided to do a series of posts about email lists and marketing. […]

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How to Blog Efficiently – Part Two

Want to blog efficiently? As I mentioned yesterday, there were two main questions I received from you guys about becoming more efficient: How do I spend less time writing? How do I spend less time on photos? In Part One, I explained how you could identify your weakest points in blogging. Today, I’ll explain how […]

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How to Blog Efficiently – Part One

When I wrote my Tips for New Bloggers post, I invited you to let me know if you’d like advice on anything else. I had a couple of questions which essentially boiled down to “how do you blog efficiently?” Blogging efficiently is just something that I’ve learnt through trial and error…a lot of errors actually. I […]

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10 Tips for New Bloggers

There are lots of articles containing tips for new bloggers out there. Are you confused by all of those articles? Let me help. I’ve been blogging for almost four years now. I started my blog on Blogspot, before moving over to WordPress just over two years ago. On the day I launched this blog, I got 371 […]

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How to Increase Your Productivity by Batching

I’m not even sure if “batching” is the technical term but whatever it’s called, it definitely increases productivity. I’m fairly confident I’ve read other blog posts that refer to batching as a thing so we’ll go with that word. I am usually good when it comes to batching but things are pretty busy for me […]

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How to be an Organised Blogger

Being an organised blogger means that you will be a more productive and efficient blogger too. Woooo! Being organised is however, a lot easier said than done. And, if you’re like me, when you do eventually get yourself organised, it lasts a couple of days before things start to slip again. So the trick is to […]

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